In Search of Basic Units of Spoken Language

A corpus-driven approach

Editors
Shlomo Izre'el | Tel Aviv University
Heliana Mello | Federal University of Minas Gerais
Alessandro Panunzi | University of Florence - LABLITA
Tommaso Raso | Federal University of Minas Gerais
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What is the best way to analyze spontaneous spoken language? In their search for the basic units of spoken language the authors of this volume opt for a corpus-driven approach. They share a strong conviction that prosodic structure is essential for the study of spoken discourse and each bring their own theoretical and practical experience to the table. In the first part of the book they segment spoken material from a range of different languages (Russian, Hebrew, Central Pomo (an indigenous language from California), French, Japanese, Italian, and Brazilian Portuguese). In the second part of the book each author analyzes the same two spoken English samples, but looking at them from different perspectives, using different methods of analysis as reflected in their respective analyses in Part I. This approach allows for common tendencies of segmentation to emerge, both prosodic and segmental.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 94]  2020.  xi, 440 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
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Chapter 1. Russian spoken discourse

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Chapter 2. The basic unit of spoken language and the interfaces between prosody, discourse and syntax

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Chapter 3. Prosody and the organization of information in Central Pomo, a California indigenous language

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Chapter 4. Syntactic and prosodic segmentation in spoken French

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Chapter 5. Design and annotation of two-level utterance units in Japanese

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Chapter 6. The pragmatic analysis of speech and its illocutionary classification according to the Language into Act Theory

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Chapter 7. Illocution as a unit of reference for spontaneous speech

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Chapter 8. Narrative discourse segmentation in clinical linguistics

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Chapter 9. Cross-linguistic comparison of automatic detection of speech breaks in read and narrated speech in four languages

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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFH – Phonetics, phonology
BISAC Subject: LAN011000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Phonetics & Phonology
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019059347 | Marc record